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    East Tennessee State University
  Jan 22, 2018
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Environmental Studies Minor

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General Program Information

Ron Roach, Ph.D., Chair
222 Nicks Hall
Box 70556

Kevin O’Donnell, Ph.D., Director
313 Burleson Hall
(423) 439-6679

Box 70683
Phone: (423) 439-6679
Web Address:


Students in the Environmental Studies Minor will study the social, political, and ethical implications of environmental problems and solutions. This interdisciplinary minor combines perspectives from the natural and physical sciences with perspectives from the social sciences and humanities.

This minor emphasizes service-learning and field experience, and it offers a regional focus. A number of the courses focus on the environment in the Appalachian Region, within a national and global context.

The Environmental Studies Minor, combined with training in a traditional discipline, will help prepare students for graduate study and careers in business, public health, public policy and administration, environmental law, environmental writing, and more.

The Environmental Studies Minor requires the completion of 21 hours of coursework as follows:

Environmental Studies Minor: 18 Credit Hours

A minor is a secondary area of study outside of the major program of study with a structured curriculum composed of at least 18 semester credit hours of which at least 9 hours must be at the 3000-level or above.


Electives: 12 Credit Hours

A. Humanities/ Social Sciences Survey Courses

(Choose 2 (two) courses from here.)

C. Special Interest Courses

(Choose 1 course from the following list or substitute another ETSU course in consultation with the Director of the Environmental Studies minor.)


No more than (3) three credit hours which are counted towards a student’s major may also be counted towards the Environmental Studies Minor.

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